Blanchett, Catherine Elise
Born: May 14, 1969 AD
Currently alive, at 45 years of age.
1969 – Born on the 14th of May in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Australian actress.
1992 - Joined Sydney Theatre Company, appeared in "Oleanna", starring opposite Geoffrey Rush.
1994 - Co-starred in the Australian TV program "Heartland".
1996 - Made film acting debut in the short "Parklands".
1997 – Teamed with Ralph Fiennes in "Oscar and Lucinda", directed by Gillian Armstrong.
- She married Andrew Upton on December 29th.
- Had featured role in the Australian film "Thank God He Met Lizzie".
- She won the Best Supporting Actress Award from Australian Film Institute.
1998 - Played title role in "Elizabeth", a film biography of Queen Elizabeth I; directed by Shekhar Kapur and co-starring Geoffrey Rush and Joseph Fiennes.
- Received Best Actress Oscar nomination.
- Had featured roles in Barry Levinson's "Pushing Tin", "An Ideal Husband", directed by Oliver Parker, and "The Talented Mr. Ripley", helmed by Anthony Minghella.
- Made her London stage debut in the Donmar revival of David Hare's "Plenty".
2000 - Cast as a Southern widow with psychic abilities in "The Gift", co-written by Billy Bob Thornton.
- Co-starred as a Russian chorus girl screened at Venice in "The Man Who Cried".
2001 - Starred in the film "The Shipping News." She played the title character, a Scottish woman who agrees to be a spy in Vichy France during WWII, in "Charlotte Gray".
2002 – Played the role as a slain Irish journalist Veronica Guerin in "Chasing the Dragon: The Veronica Guerin Story".
- Earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama.
- Reprized Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers".
- Starred in "Heaven", Tom Tykwer's English-language directorial debut; reteamed on screen with "The Gift" co-star Giovanni Ribisi.
2003 - Portrayed Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King".
- Starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones in the suspense thriller "The Missing", directed by Ron Howard.
2004 - Cast in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes" a series of short stories that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.
- Received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female.
- Portrayed legendary screen icon Katharine Hepburn opposite Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in "The Aviator".
- Received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
2006 - Co-starred opposite George Clooney in "The Good German," about an American journalist trying to solve a murder mystery in post-war Berlin.
- Co-starred with Brad Pitt as a tragedy-stricken American couple vacationing in Morocco in "Babel."
- She played the role of an art teacher who is arrested for having an affair with a 15-year-old student in "Notes on a Scandal".
- Received Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
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